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OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to study fetal growth after reduction of high-order multiple gestations to twins. STUDY DESIGN Birth weight and gestational age data were collected for 236 triplet and greater multiple pregnancies reduced to twins (113 triplets, 89 quadruplets, and 34 quintuplets or above) and was compared with those of a control group of(More)
It recently has been shown that the sonar predictive accuracy of gestational age can be markedly enhanced by separating fetuses into one of three cephalic growth patterns, namely, large, average, and small. In this way it becomes possible to adjust fetal age in relation to biparietal diameter (BPD) growth. In this report we are defining the application of a(More)
Intrapartum events were studied in 272 patients with meconium-stained amniotic fluid. All infants underwent DeLee suction followed by intubation and 58 of 272 had meconium present below the vocal cords at delivery. Neither the total duration of variable fetal heart rate decelerations or a continuous saltatory pattern nor the presence or absence of late(More)
OBJECTIVE Although an association between subclinical intrauterine infection and preterm birth is well established, there is conflicting evidence regarding the benefits of antibiotic administration to women in preterm labor with intact membranes. We attempted to determine the effect of ampicillin-amoxicillin and erythromycin treatment on prolongation of(More)
The clinician considering administration of steroids to prevent respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) should attempt to identify patients who do not have criteria previously shown to increase the likelihood of benefit in the prevention of RDS. It is possible to accurately predict the interval to delivery in most cases. Four hundred thirty-nine patients at(More)
The development of 50 children relative to the fetal heart rate patterns they demonstrated during labor and delivery was prospectively studied. Normal deceleration patterns were recorded for 12 of the children, while 16 were recorded as moderately severe and 22 as severe variable or late deceleration patterns. The parity and socioeconomic status of the(More)
In this report the predictive value of ultrasonic targeted imaging for fetal anomalies (TIFFA) is defined. Six hundred fifteen pregnant women at high risk for birth defects were scanned from January, 1980, to December, 1983. Follow-up evaluation was available on 569 fetuses. The pregnancies were classified into five groups according to the indications used(More)
Fetal facial reactions and response decrement patterns to external noise stimulation were studied to characterize normal fetal neurobehavior in the third trimester. Response decrement, or habituation, is thought to reflect higher central nervous system function. Two hundred women with uncomplicated pregnancies, who were subsequently delivered of healthy(More)